Corruption and Political Accountability

Corruption remains a threat to the integrity of the public sector and the socio-political fabric of civic life. As a sub-thematic area, we treat corruption as an epiphenomenon that derives from bad governance and weak civic institutions. The areas of corruption monitored include inter alia: bureaucratic corruption, financial accountability, transparency in the extractives sector and institutional accountability. The field explores strategies of instilling political accountability by focusing on deepening the rule of law and conditions of social justice which in turn create a balance of power between the ruling elite and the deciding electorate. The general objective is to build a robust public sector anchored in strong institutions and ethical society through cutting edge analysis and reports, participatory citizen engagement and policy advocacy.